Art and Politics in the Cultural Revolution
Panel includes Bai Di, Ban Wang, Lincoln Cushing
2a. MAIN PRESENTATION
Bai Di is Director of Chinese and Asian Studies at Drew University. She is co-editor of; Some of Us: Chinese Women Growing Up During the Mao Era.
Ban Wang is Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture at Stanford University is author of; Illuminations from the Past: Trauma, Memory, and History in Modern China (Cultural Memory in the Present).
Lincoln Cushing is a Historian and archivist of social and political graphics. He is co-author of; Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. His website is www.docspopuli.org.
FEW EVENTS IN MODERN HISTORY
are more deserving of rediscovery than Chinas Cultural Revolution of 1966-76. Few have so challenged traditional notions of what human society can be. Few have been as distorted and demonized. Want to know what revolutionary socialism was really like? From people who lived it... and loved it? Hear from youth who went to the countryside to work and learn from the peasants...artists who set out to create revolutionary art... women who struggled against feudal tradition... people who look back at this period as some of the best years of their lives. And learn from scholars whose work brings to life a crucial and vital legacy of liberation.
These videos cover the first two days of this symposium held at UC Berkeley in November, 2009. Running time is seven hours divided into six video segments linked to here: